Author Archives: Emergency Management Duty Officer

Make “Safe Thinking” Your Holiday Motto

Release:  190628-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 548-0111 Make “Safe Thinking” Your Holiday Motto Bozeman, MT – As we approach the Fourth of July Emergency Management encourages everyone to make “Safe Thinking” your motto as you are out celebrating.  Around the … Continue reading

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Missing Elderly Subject

This message is being issued by the Belgrade Police Department. The Belgrade Police Department is searching for a missing 81 year old male with dementia and other medical issues who walked away from his house on Cruiser Lane in Belgrade. … Continue reading

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Area Closure

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Leverich Canyon south of Bozeman and connecting trails are closed today while Sheriff’s Search and Rescue searches the area for a missing person.

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Keep the Water Flowing

Release: 190421-01 Keep the Water Flowing Bozeman, MT – Many small waterways currently have a large quantity of water flowing through them in Gallatin County. Residents are encouraged to help Keep the Water Flowing by removing obstructions from waterways and … Continue reading

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Ongoing investigation in West Yellowstone

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Yellowstone Police Department, in furtherance of a federal investigation, are conducting an enforcement operation in the 500 block of Firehole Avenue in West Yellowstone on Thursday, March 28. To … Continue reading

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Spring Runoff

Release:  19015-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 548-0111 Spring Runoff Gallatin County, MT – As we move into spring the weather over the next 90 days will have a large impact on our spring runoff.  It is challenging in the middle … Continue reading

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Trail Creek Train Derailment

Montana Rail Link Comment At approximately 12:50 PM, a loaded coal train headed west derailed an estimated 40 cars east of Bozeman. There were no injuries to the crew and the train was not carrying hazardous materials. MRL is continuing to … Continue reading

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I-90 Fatal Accident

A multi vehicle accident on I-90 late Christmas Eve claimed the lives of two local people. Laci D Burkhart, 35, of Willow Creek, and Judd Richard Smutt, 41, of Bozeman were killed when the vehicle they were in traveled across … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Fire Update 10:15 AM 9/16/18

SIZE:   1,223 acres CONTAINMENT:   100% CAUSE:   Under Investigation FIRE LOCATION:   20 miles N of Logan, Gallatin County PROTECTION:   Gallatin County OWNERSHIP:   Private FIRE SITUATION:  Due to the firefighters’ hard work, the Horseshoe Fire was declared 100 % contained at 5 … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Fire Update 6:30 PM 9/15/18

Due to the firefighters’ hard work, the Horseshoe fire was declared 100 % contained at 5 PM today. A small group of resources continue to address an area of residual heat in the fire’s interior. Resources will continue to demobilize … Continue reading

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